LUFTHANSA Offering €30 Voucher For Travel Originating In Germany

LUFTHANSA Offering €30 Voucher For Travel Originating In Germany

For a limited time, you can get a voucher code from Lufthansa that will take €30 off of your booking for travel that originates in Germany.

The voucher is valid for flights operated by Lufthansa or Lufthansa City Line world-wide  and must redeemed between 22 June and 31 August, 2017.     Travel must take place between 1 July and 30 November 2017 and the ticket must be booked through Lufthansa.com.

To get your voucher, please follow this link where you’ll be asked to enter you contact info so that you can be issued your code.

H/T:  FlyerTalk’s Oliver2002

BOEING Begins Drafting The 747’s Obituary…….

BOEING Begins Drafting The 747’s Obituary…….

Earlier today, Boeing released its forecast for the commercial aviation market for the next 20 years.   This typically discusses what Boeing sees coming for the industry including demand for certain type of aircraft and the demographics of future customers.

What was noticeably absent from the 2017 version of this forecast was any talk of the 747.  They have acknowledged that the 747 platform is being wound down, without any serious orders forthcoming.

For the first time in decades, Boeing is now looking to a future driven only by 2-engine aircraft, primarily the 737, 787 and upcoming 777x platforms.    The forecast suggest that the aircraft market over the next 20 years will require over $6 trillion in new aircraft deliveries.

D-ABYT prepares for her first ever flight, a B1 test flight at Paine Field.

Of course this makes all the sense in the world since technology has allowed 2 engines to do the work of 4, and deliver passengers to their destinations in more comfort and safety than ever before.   But for the aviation romanticists in the world that have always seen the 747 as the most beautiful aircraft in the sky, such a sobering moment doesn’t pass easily.

In their comments, Boeing stated that they were simply being realists in their projections and see that the era of 4 engine aircraft is drawing to an end.    I guess all that’s left is to enjoy the Queen of the Skies for as long we can….

Related:  Lufthansa 747-400 Gallery

Lufthansa 747-8i Gallery

 

LUFTHANSA And AUSTRIAN Dominate European SKYTRAX Awards

LUFTHANSA And AUSTRIAN Dominate European SKYTRAX Awards

In ceremonies held during the Paris Airshow at Le Bourget, Lufthansa and Austrian walked away with impressive awards from SKYTRAX, affirming their dominant position in European aviation.

Austrian was awarded ‘Best Airline Staff Service In Europe’ that includes staff  and crew both on the ground and in the air.   This marks the 4th consecutive year that ‘OS’ has been given that honor.    Some might consider this kind of streak a dynasty.

Austrian’s COO Andreas Otto and Lufthansa boss Carsten Spohr join in receiving Austrian’s award.

 

Lufthansa walked onto the stage to accept several awards.    The most meaningful being recognized as the ‘Best Airline In Europe’.   In addition to this award, Lufthansa also received hardware for being the ‘Best Airline In Western Europe’ and for ‘Best First Class Dining’.

 

Lufthansa’s Carsten Spohr is on hand to receive LH’s awards……

 

18 million people from 160 countries took part in the annual Skytrax balloting.   SKYTRAX has been rating and awarding Airline performance since 1999.